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cuomo from erik. james says in connecticut there are two major problems, the deficit and more taxes. both problems are created by one party rule. what are the big issues in your state? join that conversation on facebook by looking for c-span. let us take a look at the balance of power in state. we can see here who controls the governors' seats. 30 republicans states in red, 19 democratic, and one independent in rhode island. but as your what ray has to say on our democrats line. caller: good morning. i wanted to say that i believe here in the state of texas -- our standard of living is what keeps is going. nobody can live on $7.25 hour. our standard of living is so below the economy it should be at $12 per hour. everything is so expensive right now. it should be, at the very least, $12 per hour. host: you are calling to raise the minimum wage? caller: yes, ma'am. if everybody makes at least $12 an hour, this country would boom so fast. here in the state of texas -- i think it is everywhere. the corruption of the governor and the mayor. big corporate donors, big business owners. they
by the sales tax. it doesn't care if you're a janitor with four kids or a cardiologist with lots of dollars. the greater percentage of income you pay, if you don't make that much money, that sales tax on the egg might be 1% of a day's pay for you. it could probably be more like a thousandth of a percent of the cardiologist's paycheck for the day. a sales tax is therefore among the least populist way of raising money for government, proportionally speaking. it takes the most from people with the least money, and the least from everybody who has more money. because of that backwards impact, because it's harder on the poor and easier on the rich, you might think a tax like that would be among the most unpopular tax ideas. but in bright red states, states where republicans have complete control of the government, that tax all of the sudden is really popular. this month in louisiana, republican governor bobby jindal rolled out his agenda for this year. get rid of the income tax and corporate taxes where how much you pay depends on how much you make. but do not worry about the billions in lost ta
the exporters going down and then the wild card here is what is the government going to do with taxes, how does that affect business and consumer spending. so we're on that road, but the road is-- it needs a lot of pavement, stuart. hopefully our government will do the right thing by us. >> hopefully. >> stay there for a second, carol, i want your opinion on another news item. and we broke the story yesterday, union membership, it's way down. i've got some numbers for you, in all, 400,000 workers, less left the labor movement, gone, 400,000, the state of wisconsin lost 46,000, 13%. indiana, where a law passed last year that doesn't require workers to pay a union fee, still allows them to benefit from collective bargaining, that lost more than 56,000 union members in that state. down 18%. most of the municipal workers, by the way. and these are the lowest union levels since 1916, i believe. carol, it occurs to me that unions have a lot of political power at the moment, but they're sharply declining membership. >> they do. and you know, it's funny, i am he' the daughter of a union electrician so
with incentives to take risks and bring ideas from dream to reality. tax credit to help early-stage companies to develop andit's worked in other states, and it's something we can do this session. i will work with the legislature to make it more desirable for small and medium size businesses to hire more people in washington. we must also do a better job commercializing the technologies connecting the dots from the classroom to the laboratory to the marketplace. and no economic strategy would be complete without a transportation plan that facilitates this growth. this session i expect to work with stakeholders that have already committed to a bipartisan plan to build an infrastructure for the next generation. in the next ten years, our population will grow by approximately three quarters of a million people, but we will not be adding one more square inch of dirt. to honestly address our recognize that creativity is just as important as concrete. i want us to turn our innovative spirit towards crafting a transportation package that includes roads, trains, light rail, buses, bike routes and othe
, a trillion dollar tax hike took effect. the senate voted to prevent tax hikes and 90% of americans. and made the lower tax hikes permanent. president obama got less revenue than the speaker offered in the first place. in short, there is no way we were going to get a better deal for the american tax payer. we wanted to keep tax hikes low for everybody. we wanted to cut spending. otherwise every single taxpayer would have paid higher taxes and our economy would have gotten into a nosedive. the decision was simple. if you think a bill needs to pass, you vote for it. many of my colleagues voted the other way. i respect their decision. prudence demands mutual understanding, especially among friends. my colleagues and i saw the same thing. we wanted a smaller, smarter government. we simply differed on the means. that is the difficulty of governing. it should not be a cause for division. our tactics will differ from issue to issue, but our strategy remains the same. in the next four years, opportunity will not come easily. we have to pay our bills and make sure we can pay our bills tomorrow. to do
should simpfie our tax code not for the benefit of washington, d.c. but to get washington, d.c. out of the way. let's get rid of the loopholes paid for by lob yist. it shouldn't be complicated for a taxpayer to fill out his taxes or to live his life in fear of the tax consequences for his or her choices. let the democrats extol the virtues of our an indicated one size fits all factory schools where the child follow it is dollars. meanwhile let us republicans feature the successed of child sentered education solutions, education solutions where the dollars follow the child. [applause] these are but a few examples of the way we must fight the battle or how we must win the argument. one thing we've got to get straight right now washington has spent a generation trying to bribe our citizens and extort our states. as republicans it's time to quit arguing around the edges of this corrupt system. that brings me to my third point which i want to shift gears and speak to changes i believe we must make if we are to win elections. as i ipped kated before i do not believe we need to abandon or
and taxes even more, whether it is cap and trade, regulating our economy and raising the costs for every american, they are feeling emboldened right now. and if conservatives stand together, we can stop that, and stopping bad things that would harm this country, that would harm americans, is a major victory for the next two years. [applause] but the third thing we can do in the short term is we can use leverage points to plaque real progress on the fiscal and economic crisis threatening this country. the fundamental dynamic when you have divided government is that whichever side owns the default is in the stronger position. either party can stop anything. so whoever wins if nothing gets done, wins the negotiation, wins the battle. it's why on fiscal cliff we got such a lousy deal. because if nothing happened, the result was a massive tax increase on er american who pays taxes, and i think president obama was perfectly fine, he was serene to go off that cliff. why? because his substantive agenda, which he doesn't hide from, is to dramatically expand the size and power of government, and t
the debt, they would have been eager to let all the bush tax cuts expire. the cbo has shown that if we did that, debt as a share of the economy would fall to half in the next ten years. and if we were to leave the bush cuts in place, it would double. so, no, they're not serious about cutting deficits. they're serious about continuing to pose as the party of tax cuts for the rich. >> and i want to point out that just about an hour after we got the report on the gdp, senate minority leader mitch mcconnell gave this warning about government spending. here it is. >> this, my colleagues, is the europeanization of america. this is the pathway to greece. >> really? your thoughts on that. >> well, there is one way that we are on a pathway to greece. in greece they do not have an effective tax system, and people cheat left and right. we are starving the irs. i've been talking to people inside the irs whose units have been cut 30, 40, 50% in personnel, and they're not auditing, and they're not going after the tough cases that will mean the less money for the government and the less money for all gov
the taxes that support government expenditures. they paid premiums through their employers for health coverage. they forgo wage increases that could be much higher if health costs were not growing as fast. they believe are the beneficiaries of the whole two trillion dollars in the end. we are not talking about the blood in the streets. people fighting over dwindling -- over a dwindling pie. i would posit that only in health care what the growth from two 0.9 trillion dollars in 2013 to 5.1 trillion dollars in 2023 would be referred to as a shrinking pie. there will be plenty of resources flowing into the health-care system, just not quite as much as would be flowing if nothing was done. we are talking now to give you some sense of the magnitude of this. we are talking about the .rojected health policy twee if you say two trillion dollars in that growth, you would be reducing health spending to only 40 trillion dollars over the next 10 years. you would be cutting the growth in health spending from an estimated 90% under current policy to only 75% over the next two -- over the next 10 ye
to stand out in a crowd, whether it's on taxes or regulations or in the past on immigration, you were completely shunned from the party. finally there's an understanding we've got to grow the party. what we've been saying for quite frankly for years and getting attacked, we want colin powell on our side. we want moderate republicans on our side. if we're going to be the majority party again, we've got to spend the party. >> are you saying they're pushing her out of the spotlight as part of making the stupid party less stupid? >> what i'm saying is that sarah palin represented a time and place in american politics. and not 2008 so much as 2010. and that time is passing us very quickly. and party leaders are finally understanding that. you know, roger els, i brought up richard haass, roger els before. roger els saw this coming well before the 2012 election. he had realized what had gone wrong. not only at his network but also in the conservative movement of the republican party. that's why he was running out and talking to chris christie saying, get in this race. you can save this party
mickelson after he said high taxes might chase him out of his home state of california. why one of the world's highest paid athletes is now why he is saying he is sorry? bill: man, have you been outside? it is epic cold. this is gripping most of the country. windchill readings falling to 30 below. if you live there, you know how cold it is. that is chick -- chicago screen left. how can avoid being outside. martha: good idea. >> keep moving. layers. i have on like three layers. if i need to i take something off, put something on as need be. i used to say the summer was worse but now i want to say the winter. at a dry cleaner, we replaced people with a machine. what? customers didn't like it. so why do banks do it? hello? hello?! if your bank doesn't let you talk to a real person 24/7, you need an ally. hello? ally bank. your money needs an ally. bill: mitt romney heads to washington, d.c.. two of his former aides saying the former republican presidential nominee and his wife ann will be in the nation's capitol, make that friday, for a luncheon in their honor. friday is the luncheon. the forme
on rye kind of what we're seeing. here is one thing that we're watching. the payroll tax increase didn't bother us when the price of gasoline was down. but over the past few weeks, we've seen the price of gas go up by anywhere from 30 to -- 25 to 35 cents per gallon. that really puts an impact on $20 a week for 50,000 in income. that price in gasoline really was going to make double hit behind the increase in payroll taxes. >> that is an interesting point. i hadn't really thought about that. when it comes to the jobs number on friday, kevin, tell me what you think the market is looking for? what would be really good news and what would be look out? >> they want it big. the guys are going to probably pull bids out and put up some shorts going into it. i'd watch for an air pocket down. my own opinion is i think you'll see a number finally over 250. we're overdue for that number. and -- >> the dawn of february 1st? >> they don't have time to cook the books by february 1st on that, do they? huh? >> it's friday. >> they're supposed to be good at it, i don't know. >> well, they are -- >> i t
%. back then we were staring tax increases in the face. there was the fiscal cliff coming right at us. consumer sentiment was in a tailspin. and weak holiday sales. add it all up, and you have got a contraction of the economy at the end of last year. okay? you've got a contraction. right now, just a few short weeks later, what you've got is a near-record high for the stock market. the dow is closing in on an all-time high. that is because the housing market is recovering. that is still true, despite the slippage in the economy. housing is recovering. most important, ben bernanke, martha, is printing up a storm of money and a lot of it is going right into the stock market. therefore, the market rallies, even though the economy contracts. martha: that would be an argument for sort of a false fluffy high in the stock market, i would imagine, right? >> i will not predict the stock market now, tomorrow or into the future but i will tell you that the market despite that terrible economic news will open only maybe 15 points lower for the dow industrials this morning. martha: you think back,
taxes. i think one of the things that you're seeing is there is this change. i think it's happened much more quickly than a lot of people thought it would. mccain reverting back to the old mccain. lindsey graham who is facing probably a primary test down in south carolina, a state that is now 5% latino. one of the fastest-growing states in the terms of latino population down there. so i think we're going to see the sort of blood letting on the republican party along all of these issues, but i think at the end of the day mccain speaks for a majority of republicans who are looking at a way to reform their party and looking at these changing demographics. >> howard, the stakes are high for one republican in particular. senator marco rubio has been front and center on rush limbaugh's radio program making the case for immigration reform. while limbaugh praised him, he's also met his share of critics. see what david vitter told laura ingrham today. >> i love marco but i think he's amazingly naive on this issue. this is the same old formula we've dealt with before including when it passed in 1
island hold there so big money people can come there and shelter their tax money and stuff like that. >> stephanie: awesome. >> caller: isn't that a great idea? >> stephanie: right. and no rules or regulations of any kind. no stoplights or stop signs just go. >> are you tired of your government taking away liberties and freedoms you can't quite name. welcome welcome susseed with us. your hard-earned money is yours to teen. there are no taxes in -- glen becky becky becky becky stan stan. >> there are no roads, police teachers, libraries, garbage pickup or sewage statement in -- >> glen becky becky becky becky stan stan. >> but you will friend off the wild animals and then the survivalist train willing kick in. who needs government. it is over rated. join us in -- >> glen becky becky stan stan. >> want to shoot your gun in all directions, go ahead. with a small down payment it can be yours. >> above the fruited plains. >> our future is in the past. >> stephanie: good call, producer chris. >> thank you. >> stephanie: you just dropped that out of nowhere. >> i did. it was
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the presidency, rammed through those bush tax cuts in march of his first year in. democrats get power, and they are free to use it. this time, we democrats won the white house. we picked up what? three seats or whatever it was in the senate, held on to the senate and picked up, up to 55 votes in the senate and picked up -- didn't win the house but won eight new seats in the house of representatives. so democrats have the power today. this was the best moment, the best opportunity we will ever have to do something important for this nation in order to get things done no matter which party is in charge and go aheadet rid of the filibuster or at least fix it so that it can't -- it's not subject to such abuse and refuse to do it. just walked away from that opportunity. harry reid did. diane, up in buffalo new york hey, diane, good morning. >> hey, bill. how are you? >> bill: i am good. just a little -- caller: i am not just disappointed. i am angry. i am so angry at harry reid. you know, we fight the fight every day against these republicans against t
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